Coin: Havishka (reverse)

c. 106-149 AD

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

This gold coin represents the reign of the Kushana ruler, Havishka. The coin bears a portrait of the ruler on the obverse and various deities on the reverse. It is identified by inscriptions in Kharosthi, the language used in northwestern India during the Kushan period.

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  • Title: Coin: Havishka (reverse)
  • Date Created: c. 106-149 AD
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
  • Type: Coins
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1999.227.b
  • Medium: gold
  • Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
  • Culture: India, Mathura, Kushan Period (1st Century-320)
  • Credit Line: Anonymous Gift
  • Collection: Indian Art - Kushan
  • Accession Number: 1999.227.b

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